Castel Sant'Elmo
Castel Sant'Elmo
4.5
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Ang G
Scottish Highlands, UK164 contributions
Couples
We got the Centrale line funicular to Vomero - had intended to wander around the area first but the weather was a bit iffy so decided to come straight to the Castle. If you're using the funicular then the Montesanto line has a stop nearer the Castle.

It costs 5 euro each to visit, quite a climb right to the top but it's sloped rather than steps and you can stop at various levels on the way. The views are fantastic - even though it was a bit cloudy when we visited it was still worth it. On a sunny, clear day it would be beautiful.

There is an art gallery at the top that is included in the ticket price.

We walked back into Naples via the Pedamentina - the steps start just across the street on exit from the castle.
Written April 5, 2022
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Angie S
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As we had a weekly travel card we got the funicular train up to the castle. The path is a ramp up to the castle walls. The view of Naples and surrounding area is really great. It was definitely worth going. Only let down was the coffee in the cafe at the top, over priced for a tiny glass of warm milky froth with no taste.
Written June 2, 2022
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden553 contributions
This is a very interesting old fort built in the 12-hundreds. The fort has been cut out of the sand stone rock creating a mount surrounding the inner parts.At the same time the stones cut out were used as bricks to add height to the buildings and creating other parts of the buildings. From hear you also have a very good view of Naples.
Written May 2, 2022
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Oya O
71 contributions
Couples
Wanted to visit it, but for some reason the lady at the front desk said we can't get in and should return another day. It was a rainy foggy midweek morning at the end of November. If they don't have enough tickets available during these times, what do they do in summer?
Written December 1, 2021
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AmmarSarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina79 contributions
Take a funicolare near Dante square (Stazione Di Montesanto) and in a few minutes you'll be at the Castel. Entry fee in only 5 euros. The 360 view of Napoli is absolutelly amazing. If you come with a baby, there is an elevator at the entrance that takes you to the top, because moving with a stroller is not so easy.
Written August 8, 2022
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spqr1903
Arlington, VA, United States80 contributions
My expectations of the Castel Sant'Elmo were very high, but yet were far exceeded during our visit. While I expected views from a few levels in most directions, what i saw was spectacular views from many levels in all directions. Very easy to get to via funicular and relatively short walk, Reasonable ticket price. A great way to see the whole of the great city of Naples -- before or after getting a look at its many faces along the alleys and the waterfront below.
Written May 16, 2022
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Joey Ferraro
Naples, Italy345 contributions
This Castle sits atop the highest point in downtown Naples and overs stunning panoramic views of the city, bay, and Mt. Vesuvius. It can be a bit of a climb so wear comfortable shoes and something warm if you go in the winter.
Written February 18, 2021
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK472 contributions
We caught the funicular up to visit this castle as it is presides over the city of Naples. The views are amazing. It takes about 2-3 hours to walk around and we’ll worth a visit. There is the castle and battlements to walk around. we took some water with us as we were not sure if refreshments would be available. There are toilets here. The building next door is a Monastery
Written April 15, 2020
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Polo M
Paris, France486 contributions
Entrance admission was only €3 and virtually no line. You walk over the ramps and up the castle walls (no stairs). Along the way, you'll see placards with information about the castle and events from history.
The top of the castle offers great views of the city and you can see the sea. It's great to walk around the whole perimeter.
Note, however, the bathrooms are not very good and a lot of them were broken, so be aware.
Overall, great if you're nearby.
Written October 9, 2020
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Barb L
Dunedin, New Zealand465 contributions
Catching the funicular is all part of the experience. We chose the option of walking up the Castle driveway rather than using the lift and were not disappointed. The views over Naples are outstanding.

At the top there is a gallery/museum and the work on display when we were there was varied. I wouldn’t visit expecting the concept of a castle like you get in the UK but for the views it is certainly worth it.
Written January 14, 2020
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